AMPt Street submitted by Mick @mickpix
Background: Meet Ronnie, Ronnie has been homeless for 15 years. I met him 12 years ago and have been friends since. We talk about life on the streets, current affairs, and the media. A couple of years ago, some young men tried to set him on fire while he was asleep. He suffered some superficial burns. Once I asked him how big an area he roamed. He told me roughly six city blocks. I replied "that's not very big". He threw his head back, laughed and retorted " my cage is bigger than yours". Touché I thought.
Process: shot on Procamera. The light is reflected sunlight from an office tower. Took the exposure from a hotspot/highlight off the ground. This is the raw picture. No post processing.
Bio: I have been working in the media for almost 20 years. Im currently a freelance photojournalist based in Sydney. Before that I worked for the Reuters news organisation for 5 years based in Melbourne. Career highlights include the Boxing Day tsunami, Bali terrorist bombing in 2006, The Black Saturday fires around Melbourne in 2009.
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